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TURN YOUR KID’S ARTWORK INTO A SCRAPBOOK


The kids have only been in school for two months, but the papers and artwork are

piling up. Normally I keep a select pieces of artwork and recycle the rest (after the

kids are in bed). This year I’m taking a different approach. Armed with my Straight Talk

Samsung Galaxy S6, I’m taking pictures of their artwork and turning it into a

kids art

scrapbook.







What, you don’t have time to make a scrapbook? Don’t worry, this scrapbook is low

maintenance and costs less than $10 to make. Even if you’re not crafty, you’ll be

surprised by how simple it is to turn your kid’s artwork into a scrapbook.






Grab your smartphone and let’s get started!


Now grab that stack of artwork you have piled up in the corner. Pull out your

favorite pieces (or have your child help) to photograph.  Natural lighting is the

best, so photograph outside or near a window.  I set up a photography station on our

patio.






I already have foam boards for my food photography, but you can also use posterboard

or cardboard. Make sure it’s bigger than your child’s artwork and the board is a solid

neutral color. Here I used black foam board.


Set the foam board on a chair or something sturdy. Alternately, you can tape it to a

wall or window. Take a 3″ piece of masking or washi tape and roll it onto itself. Attach

it to the board. You’re essentially creating a reusable sticky surface to attach the

artwork to the board.






The hobby of scrapbooking is quite popular. People use



kids' scratch coding book
to tell a story, chronicle the history of their

family, and preserve cherished memories. Most scrapbookers are also having fun and

relieving stress. If you have thought about giving scrapbooking a whirl but are clueless

where to start, this guide will help. Even if you are not the artistic type, you can

still make lovely pages when following some simple rules and guidelines.






There are many types of glues sold for scrapbooking; decide what kind you prefer.

Examples are glue sticks, liquid glue pens, photo tape, foam dots, and more. The glue

needs to photo-safe and acid-free.






Albums and Sheet Protectors


Albums come in a variety of sizes; the standard size that most beginners use is 12 x

12 inch. This size allows you to use many sizes of photos and still have room for other

scrapbooking elements. Make sure the page protectors are Mylar, polypropylene, or

polyethylene. Any other page protector will damage and fade your pages with time.










Cutting Tools


You will want large and small straight edge pairs of scissors. Other options include

decorative scissors, paper trimmers, and shape cutters. For advanced

art stencil

book
, a digital die-cut machine is useful.










Die Cuts


Die cuts are cut paper shapes that you can add to your pages. They are premade and

sold in packages.










Paper


You will want a variety of solid colored and patterned paper. Paper comes in 12 x 12

-inch sheets or in 8.5 x 11 inches. It's sold in individual sheets or stacks. Buy

only acid-free (ph neutral) and lignin free paper. Acid-free paper has been treated so

that the acids present in wood pulp papers are removed. Lignin free means that the paper

has been processed to remove the acidic part of the wood pulp in paper.






Pens


Use pens that have pigment ink. It is fade resistant, colorfast, and waterproof.

Always practice writing with your pen on a piece of scrap paper first, before writing on

your page layout.










Photos are the most essential part of your scrapbook page. Make sure that your photos

are well lit and in focus for the best results.






Punches


Punches are tools in various shapes that are used cut out shapes from paper.






Stamps


Rubber stamps add beauty and interest to the magic water coloring drawing

book
page. Use embossing powders with a heating tool to give the print dimension.

Use markers to add color to the stamped images.






Stickers


Stickers are an essential embellishment to scrapbook pages. Craft stores sell sticker

packages in thousands of shapes, themes, and designs especially for scrapbooking.






Templates


Templates are stencils that can help the artistically challenged make perfect shapes

and borders. Place the templates on the paper, trace the shapes, cut out, and glue to

your layout.






If you determine that scrapbooking is a hobby that you want to continue, you will

find inspiration galore in scrapbooking magazines, online videos, scrapbook product

manufacturers websites, and personal blogs devoted to the craft. Scrapbooking will give

you endless hours of fun, stress relief, and an outlet for your creativity.










Mementos including cards, photos and other paper materials can now be simply turned

into scrapbooks, which are a original and fun method to display your family memories. For

kids, scrapbooking is a wonderful way to combine many facets of graphic arts. In this

article we will explain how to design a scrapbook for kids, creating projects that will

turn crafts into delightful memories!






Scrapbooking is amonst the most entertaining and enjoyable ways of keeping memories

safe and meaningful to view. By collecting and keeping bits and pieces of memories as

one, anybody can create and tell a story. For kids, scrapbooking is a learning

experience, educating them the values of resourcefulness, inspiration, patience, and

perseverance.






Scrapbooking is a fun activity you can work on with your children. It can also be a

project they can enjoy with their playmates and friends. Before you get started teaching

your kids the beauty of scrapbooking, there are some things you need to consider.






The first idea to consider is their interest in the arts. If your child is drawn to

the arts and collecting keepsakes to create a new work of art, then she or he will

gravitate toward the activity. They have already shown the drive and the creativity

needed to create their masterpiece.






If your child is not yet drawn to arts and crafts, it doesn't mean they cannot

learn about scrapbooking. As a matter of fact, this is the right time to introduce them

into this exciting and enjoyable activity.






Apart from your child's interest in arts and crafts, another thing you need to

consider is the availability of space where your kids can set up their workspace. Because

scrapbooking requires a lot of materials, you will need a space big enough for them to

spread out and arrange the materials for creating the scrapbook. It is advisable that you

provide a space where kids can work on their cartoon colouring book and a place

where they can organize their supplies. If you plan to teach your kids scrapbooking,

invest in boxes, bins, file folders or other storage systems to keep different items

apart from one another.






Next, you need to think about the amount of materials your child will need. As you

are about to teach them basic scrapbooking, you can use materials from around your home.

Here's a basic list of the materials and supplies your children will need: paper or

scrapbook paper, pens and colored pencils, photos, tools such as scissors and stickers.

Other items can include albums and scrapbooking magazines for ideas. If you work on a

scrapbook for kids, you will need to help your children create an overall theme for the

scrapbook or just focus on individual pages, such as a birthday page.






Here are a few cost saving tips for parents who wish to teach their children

scrapbooking, but choose not to purchase costly scrapbooking supplies and materials:






1. Collect old pictures and your youngsters cut out the photos you no longer need.






2. Whenever you go to the photo lab, ask for the double prints and permit your

children experiment with the second print.






3. After finishing a specific project, make sure that you put the leftovers and

unused scraps in a container so the kids can enjoy it for another scrapbooking session.






4. Look through your office supplies and magazines and let your kids use any items

you are no longer involved in.






5. Help your kids form their thoughts and visual themes before gluing down any

materials to the scrapbook paper. Be sure to help them decide the correct order for

gluing, so that items are displayed correctly.






When working on a scrapbook for kids, remember that part of your job will be to

provide the organization necessary for kids to select the images and materials they wish

to use. Children scrapbooking projects are for kids of any age. Simply use materials that

are age-appropriate. A photo from school, treasured pictures and even greeting cards can

be transformed into collages that will speak volumes for years to come.